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Russia has announced plans for joint military drills with North Korea

"We are planning an expansion of the communication lines of our military central command," Valery Gerasimov, the chief of staff of the Russian armed forces, said at a meeting attended by the heads of all of Russia's armed forces branches, according to Newsweek. "We are entering preliminary …

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Obama: ISIS only 'interested in death and destruction'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama said a new video that purports to show ISIS burning a Jordanian pilot alive in a cage is an example of how the group is ideologically "bankrupt" and "only interested in death and destruction."<p>Jordanian Lt. Moath al-Kasasbeh was captured after he was forced …

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ISIS captors cared little about religion, says former hostage

<b>London (CNN) —</b> A French journalist's ISIS captors cared little about religion, Didier Francois -- who spent over 10 months as the group's prisoner in Syria -- told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.<p>"There was never really discussion about texts or -- it was not a …

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Jordan executes two Iraqi militants in response to pilot's death

Jordan has executed two Iraqi militants in response to ISIS killing a captured Jordanian pilot with fire.<p>Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi woman militant, was sentenced to death for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack that killed 60 people. Ziyad Karboli, an Iraqi al Qaeda operative, who was …

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